As more regions enter Stage 3 of reopening, the province announced it is resuming weekend GO train service to the Niagara region.
Starting on August 1, there will be new schedules with four trips to and from Niagara Falls and St. Catharines each Saturday, Sunday and holiday, to enable convenient day or overnight trips, either in Niagara or Toronto.
“This has been a very challenging time for the tourism sector, but today marks another step in Niagara Region’s recovery,” said Minister Lisa MacLeod in a release. “I am thrilled that weekend GO service is able to resume to Niagara. It will make it easier for people to safely visit one of the most attractive destinations in Ontario. With the world-famous falls, parks, wineries and unique local business and attractions, the Niagara Region truly demonstrates how Ontario offers the world in one province.”
GO Transit’s partnership with Niagara Parks Commission connects WEGO bus service with the GO trains in Niagara Falls, bringing travellers to their final Niagara Falls destinations with no taxis or parking needed, according to the province.
The government says it is encouraging people to travel regionally in order to “rediscover the best Ontario has to offer while contributing to the province’s social and economic recovery.”
The expansion of GO service to and from Niagara comes just in time for the August long weekend.
A GO/WEGO round-trip ticket for one adult will cost $30, and a family pass (for two adults and three children) will cost $65. Kids always ride free on GO. The e-ticket is sold through the Niagara Parks Commission website, allowing customers to pre-plan and buy tickets safely online before the journey.
Also note, a mask or cloth face covering is now required on GO Transit.